Music occupies a large role on most college campuses. Questions like “Can you make me a playlist?” and “Is the venue 21-up?” can be heard through dorm room walls or across dining hall tables.
On campus, groups of friends are enhanced by fandoms or hatreds toward the same artists.
Adrian Sakr, a 19-year-old UF environmental engineering junior, said he agrees with this sentiment.
“It definitely does help strengthen friendships when you meet people and then find that they have the same music interests,” Sakr said.
He said his favorite musical acts include Vampire Weekend, Paul Simon, David Bowie and Queen.
Each student at UF has their own individualized taste that is formed like a sculpture being constantly chiseled at by thousands of hit-or-miss songs and artists.
Carina Nunno, 19-year-old UF industrial and systems engineering sophomore, was eager to share her current favorite artists: Lana Del Rey and self-proclaimed “America’s favorite boy band,” Brockhampton.
“It’s really cool that Brockhampton have so many members that all contribute to their sound," Nunno said. "They came out with a new album recently, and I love it.”
The Alligator asked students to share their favorite current artists. UF proved to have a wide spectrum of musical favorites, spanning genres including hip-hop, pop, rock and country.
Here are the most popular artists at UF.